Deactivate Old Computers from CrashPlan Account

CrashPlan allows you to back up all of the computers that are on your network using one username and password.

Centralizing all of your backup information like this makes it simple to manage all of your information from one computer.

Additionally, CrashPlan will even send you email warnings and backup reports periodically to let you know when certain computers are not being backed up.

However, these notifications can become something of a nuisance when you replace an old computer, yet that computer remains on the list of machines to back up.

If you do not remove the computer from CrashPlan, then you will continue to receive notifications once the computer has gone past your defined threshold for sending a warning.

Fortunately, CrashPlan includes a simple method for deactivating old computers.

Step 1: Launch CrashPlan from the tray in the lower-right corner of your screen.

Launch CrashPlan from Tray

Step 2: Click “Destinations” at the left side of the window.

CrashPlan Destinations

Step 3: Click “Computers” at the top of the window.

Click Computers at the top of the CrashPlan menu

Step 4: Click the computer that you want to deactivate from the list under “Your computers,” then click the “Deactivate Computer” button.

Select the computer to deactivate

Step 5: Check the “I Understand” box, then click “OK.” This will remove the old computer from CrashPlan, and will also delete the backups that you have created for it.

Confirm CrashPlan computer deactivation

Now that you know how to deactivate old computers from your CrashPlan account, you can clean up the list of devices if you still have some listed there that are no longer in use.

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